Soft and sugary, but spicy too, Chai Spice Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. I just baked this batch for our guests.
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. ground cardamom
1/8 t. ground nutmeg
3/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 granulated white sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 t. almond extract
3 T. spiced sugar (2 T. + 1 t. granulated white sugar blended with 1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon, 1/4 t. ground ginger, 1/8 t. ground cardamom, and 1/8 t. ground nutmeg)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time and then beat in extract. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed.
3. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients just until well combined. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
5. Remove dough from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Scoop by rounded tablespoonfuls. Roll dough between palms to form balls and then roll the balls in the spiced sugar mixture. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheets.
6. Bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until just set and slightly golden. Place baking sheets on wire racks and allow cookies to cool. Enjoy!
* Recipe from my second cookbook, Confectionately Yours: A Collection of Cookies, Candies & Yummy Confections.
I’m a big fan of chai spice snickerdoodles too! I like your recipe with the cream cheese. I bet that makes them really nice and soft.
The cream cheese does make the cookies soft and adds a little to the flavor. Thanks for the note, Veronica!
YOU had me at Chai then this camping trip I am going on will need something tasty late at night by the fire with a drink in my had these will be perfect. I will save all my 49 points for my drinks and your cookies See there is a reson I went searching and I found YOU! lol
I have a friend Cathy from far away and will make some of her meals over the fire man this blogging thing is PERFECT!
Hello, Eunice. Thank you for your note. You made me chuckle. I hope that you have a great camping trip and that you enjoy the cookies!!!
OMG it is supposed to rain for most of it so maybe Baileys in my coffee and these will make it all good! Glad I made you smile
Love snickerdoodles and the idea of giving them a bit of spice and zip sounds wonderful!!
Thanks, Kenley. I hope that you get a chance to try them!
I need some of these too. 🙂
If you make them, enjoy! Thanks for the note!
I did make the apple pancakes. Tasty, tasty.
those look fantastic. I need to bring the Snickerdoodle to Britain!
Thank you! Snickerdoodles are usually just rolled in cinnamon sugar, but I really like the additional spices. I hope that Britain enjoys its new cookie!
I sometimes find using only cinnamon a little overpowering.